"Waiting On" Wednesday: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (WoW #1)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week (it’s my very first WoW post) I am featuring:

Series: Standalone
Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion
Expected publication date : June 16,  2015
Pre-order here: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off.

Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she'd be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam's weekly visits to her psychiatrist.

Caroline introduces Sam to Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.

(image and summary lifted from Goodreads)

Why I’m waiting:

  • Kirks Reviews’ blurb says this book is Clueless meets Dead Poets Society, two of the movies I adore.
  •  Early positive reviews from Goodreads.
  • Sam’s Tumblr account is cute. I can't wait to know more about her.
  • I’m itching to know what’s up with Sam and her obsession with the number 3?
  • I can’t wait to visit Poet's Corner, which Tamara described as “a room alive with words” in her PW KidsCast interview.
  • Check out other buzzwords for the book here.
So what book are YOU waiting for today? Post your WoW link at the comments section! I’d love to stop by. :)


  1. I love the synopsis and the simplicity of the cover :)
    Waiting on Wednesday

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Christine. I also checked your WoW post and found out its your 1st blogoversary! Cheers and here's to another year of book blogging! :)

  3. I can't wait for this one either! I love Tamara Ireland Stone's writing style. Great choice!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. Hello Krystianna! Thanks for stopping by. I checked your WoW post and I think The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak is a great choice, too.

  5. Wow this looks really good great pick!

    1. I know right? Stopped by your WoW post, too. First & Then sounds like a good swoony read. :)